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Netflix’s fight against VPN providers is doomed to fail, but that’s okay

Netflix’s fight against VPN providers is doomed to fail, but that’s okay

We know that Netflix is wanting to block users from utilizing proxies and VPN connections to circumvent location-based restrictions. We've even seen our first news about customers finally seeing error messages when they try to use such a service. But what we're seeing now is only the beginning of a cat-and-mouse game.

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Netflix starts blocking some VPN users

Netflix starts blocking some VPN users

Netflix has been threatening for a while to block proxy and VPN users and it looks like that threat has now come to pass. Reports are going around that people used to accessing Netflix via a VPN are now getting a message that they are being blocked.

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‘Orange is the New Black’ season four arrives in June

‘Orange is the New Black’ season four arrives in June

Netflix recently released a bunch of premiere dates for shows, and among them was a little bit of information about the next season for “Orange is the New Black,” one of the service’s more popular original shows. Season 4 is the next one in the pipeline, and it will be arriving on June 17 according to a new teaser trailer Netflix released.

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Netflix places order for ‘Altered Carbon’ sci-fi series

Netflix places order for ‘Altered Carbon’ sci-fi series

The cyberpunk sci-fi book “Altered Carbon” will soon be made into an original Netflix series, according to a new report. Netflix has ordered a ten-episode first season based on the 2002 novel by Richard K. Morgan, with Skydance Television serving as the studio behind it. This move comes years after rights to an adaption of the book were acquired by Laeta Kalogridis.

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Long-time Netflix subscriber? There’s a price hike coming

Long-time Netflix subscriber? There’s a price hike coming

Netflix may be opening its streaming to more viewers, but it's also set to get more expensive, as grandfathered plans expire this year. The company reminded shareholders of the changes in its financial results today, figuring it's likely that many Netflix subscribers will be faced with the decision whether they want decent quality video or to avoid paying more every month.

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones renewed for Season 2 by Netflix

Marvel’s Jessica Jones renewed for Season 2 by Netflix

Netflix has renewed Marvel’s Jessica Jones, one of its original Marvel shows, for a second season. The second season order is for 13 episodes, and will bring Krysten Ritter back as Jessica Jones, a super-strong private investigator who made her streaming debut back in November. This year will also bring a separate Luke Cage series, which will also debut on Netflix.

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Why Netflix blocks content in your country

Why Netflix blocks content in your country

In mid-January of 2016, Netflix made clear their intent to enact Proxy Detection worldwide - AKA they'd be blocking your VPN. Some Netflix users, paying users the lot of them, use proxies or "unblockers" as they're sometimes called, to see content that'd otherwise only be available outside of their country. Why does Netflix block content in the first place? You pay for their service, why don't they let you see all of the content they have to offer? The answer, unfortunately, is precedent.

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Netflix says proxies won’t let you bypass country restrictions any longer

Netflix says proxies won’t let you bypass country restrictions any longer

It's never a great feeling when you attempt to load a video, only to find it's not available in your country. This happens somewhat frequently on sites like YouTube, which gives you a pointed message regarding the availability of the video. Netflix has similar restrictions, though instead of telling you why, it will just show the movie or show as unavailable. If you know the movie you want is available in another country, you can use a proxy to mask your location, and unlock the video. Unfortunately, this method won't work for long.

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Netflix’s Reed Hastings unveils $100m philanthropic fund

Netflix’s Reed Hastings unveils $100m philanthropic fund

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has announced that he is funding a new philanthropic fund called the Hastings Fund. This will be a $100 million effort targeted at education through the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, he said. A couple of recipients have already been announced, as has the fund’s CEO: Neerav Kingsland. The Hastings Fund, among other things, plans "to partner with communities."

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Amazon beats out Netflix at Golden Globes

Amazon beats out Netflix at Golden Globes

Netflix may have kicked off the original content game, but Amazon has proven itself to be fierce competition. The latter company took home two Golden Globe awards while Netflix, despite several nominations, didn't get any. This comes at a time when Amazon's original content has increased in both quality and notoriety, particularly in light of its Transparent episodic series.

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Netflix wants to change how you rate movies (because you’re doing it wrong)

Netflix wants to change how you rate movies (because you’re doing it wrong)

When you get done watching a movie or show, Netflix gives you the opportunity to give it a rating. Unfortunately, you're doing it wrong. That's right, the streaming giant doesn't think you're rating things for the right reasons, and wants to change it.

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‘House of Cards’ Season 4 trailer: Underwood’s dark side

‘House of Cards’ Season 4 trailer: Underwood’s dark side

Netflix has released a minute-long trailer for the fourth season of its hit House of Cards, and it picks up where the recent season teaser left off. As with the teaser, we're given a political spiel, a stereotypical and carefully crafted statement for the uninterested public. Between it all, though, we see a sort of compilation of Underwood's nefarious, psychotic activities.

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